Podolski doubtful for Bayern Munich game
Saturday 05 May 2012
Arsenal-bound striker Lukas Podolski is in a race to be fit for today's match against Bayern Munich.
The 26-year-old, whose moved from Cologne to the Gunners was confirmed on Monday, missed training on Thursday with an upset stomach but the club are confident he will return for the match at the RheinEnergieStadion.
While for Bayern the fixture is little more than a warm up for their Champions League final against Chelsea on 19 May, Cologne face the very real prospect of relegation from the Bundesliga. Only victory would guarantee Schaefer's side a relegation two-legged play-off against the third-place second division team.
In Norway, a fifth division player has been sent off for protesting against being awarded a penalty.
Talat Abunima was playing for Sandved against Ild when he went down in the penalty area. He said: "I went past a player and then tripped over my own feet. It was unbelievably clumsy of me and when the referee pointed to the spot I felt I had to speak out."
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